“The great thing about SAFe is that we have a structure in place to deliver better quality more rapidly. We can easily share with our customers and OEMs how Lean-Agile is a part of what we do.” —Celie Navatel, VP Quality and Customer Satisfaction at Thales InFlyt Experience Breaking free from large batches is tough for any organization—and all the more so when you’re developing complex hardware and software solutions in the highly regulated airline.
“SAFe provided the structure we needed to scale Agile enterprise-wide. It addressed the complexities and gave us the framework for building portfolios, roles, and jobs to achieve our goals for productivity, morale, and quality.” —Alex Keyter, Lean Agile Transformation Consultant (SPC), Standard Bank At Africa’s largest banking group, getting IT projects across the finish line hasn’t always been easy—especially with 600 projects a year. But in our latest case study, Standard Bank shares how SAFe.
Hello folks, We are pleased to announce the release of the ‘SAFe 4.5 Introduction’ white paper. It can be downloaded here. The white paper provides a high-level overview of the Scaled Agile Framework® and describes its core values, principles, practices, and strategy for implementation. The white paper also introduces the four new configurations of SAFe: Full SAFe, Large Solution SAFe, Portfolio SAFe and Essential SAFe—which is the basic building block for all other SAFe configurations and describes.
Hello everyone, We’ve just released updates to our SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) and SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) courses. Both courses have been fully updated for version 4.5 of SAFe. In addition to numerous minor updates, they now include guidance as to how Scrum Masters can help foster enterprise innovation with Lean Startup, DevOps, and the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) – helps attendees understand the role of a SAFe Scrum Master in.
Hello everyone, Context Matters – a Scaled Agile Gold Partner – recently invited us to cosponsor the 9th Agile Australia conference in Sydney. Partners Em Campbell-Pretty and Mark Richards, both of whom are SPCTs and SAFe Fellows, helped gather several executives from some of Australia’s most successful SAFe implementations for a roundtable discussion of the challenges and successes they’ve experienced ‘in the trenches.’ The comprehensive panel discussion has been posted to Em’s Adventures in Scaling.
Hello everyone, We’ve just released updates to our Release Train Engineer (RTE) and Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) courses. Both courses have been fully updated for version 4.5 of SAFe and help deliver on its promise of enabling enterprise innovation with Lean Startup, Scalable DevOps, and Continuous Delivery. Release Train Engineer (RTE) – helps attendees explore the skills needed to facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and learn how to build.
Hi Folks, In a recent blog post, Dean Leffingwell announced the release of the Implementation Roadmap Toolkit for SPCs which highlights the ’12 critical moves’ in the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap. The first move is reaching the tipping point—when the overriding organizational imperative is to achieve the change rather than resisting it. To reach the tipping point in an enterprise, SPCs may need to align executive stakeholders on the problems to be solved, potential solutions, and.
Most strategy dialogues end up with executives talking at cross-purposes because … nobody knows exactly what is meant by vision and strategy, and no two people ever quite agree on which topics belong where. That is why, when you ask members of an executive team to describe and explain the corporate strategy, you frequently get wildly different answers. We just don’t have a good business discipline for converging on issues this abstract. —Geoffrey Moore, Escape.
In his recent blog post, Drew Jemilo announced the release of the Value Stream Workshop Toolkit for SAFe 4.5. A key benefit of being a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), in good standing, is that these toolkits and other resources are available to help you in the important work of transforming enterprises to Lean-Agile development with SAFe. We’ve built quite a good collection of toolkits, many of which have now been already updated to SAFe 4.5: Essential.
Hi Folks, One of the more challenging endeavors for implementing SAFe® is how to organize around value by identifying the Value Streams and defining the Agile Release Trains. The business benefits include faster delivery, higher quality, and built-in alignment between the business and development. In the Implementing SAFe course, SPCs learn the thinking tools to accomplish this. They also have access to a free toolkit for running a ‘Value Stream Workshop.’ We’ve just updated the workshop.